KTS TRUNKLINE NEWSLETTER
The cold winter months are approaching, and fall is the season to help prepare sensitive tree species for the dormant season. Certain species, especially evergreens, are susceptible to “drying out,” or desiccation, during the winter, which can be problematic to the overall health of trees.
Water resources become unavailable to tree root systems in the winter months. Trees planted in areas that have a high exposure to wind and/or salt spray are more susceptible to desiccation or “burn.” Fortunately, there is a treatment that can be applied to evergreen trees to help minimize the damage that desiccation causes.
Mulch: How does it benefit your trees and landscape?
Adding wood or leaf mulch will provide a multitude of benefits to your trees and landscape beds. These benefits include soil temperature management, nutrients through decomposition, water retention, landscape aesthetics, physical protection from foot traffic or lawn mowing equipment, and much more.
As you walk through the woods, the ground feels a bit spongy and soft, that is
called the duff layer.